How well do you know your car?

How well do you know your car?

There are a few basic things you should always know about your car, and what to do in case of an emergency. For all emergency services, it’s always recommended that you leave your car to the pros. Here are a few basic tips that will at least help keep your car out of the mechanic for a while:

●  How to Change a Flat

 This is probably the most basic tip that everyone should be well acquainted with. The first thing to do when you have a flat, is pull over safely to the side of the road. You should have all the proper tire changing equipment in your trunk, which consists of a tire iron, jack, and spare tire. The first thing you’ll want to do is carefully jack up the car. Once the car is up, you’ll want to use the tire iron to remove the lug nuts, and proceed to remove the flat. The next step is to add the spare tire, and fit it over the wheel studs. At this point, the spare tire should be in, and voila!

●  Make Sure Your Tires Have Pressure

A lot of people don’t realize the root cause of a flat tire, and most of the time, it can result from having low pressure inside them. The solution here is very simply. All you need to do is drive to the nearest service station, and  put air into your tires. Remove the tiny cap on each wheel frame, and make sure that each tire is completely filled with air. A good way to check how solid your tires are, is with your foot. Just give a quick tap to each tire, and if they feel strong enough, it means that they are healthy and ready to go.

●  Change Your Oil Regularly

By getting your oil changed on a regular basis, you will not only improve the life of your car’s engine, but you will also allow your car to maximize the horsepower it puts on the road. Oil changes are very cheap, and usually cost less than $50. Not changing your oil regularly, can cost you a lot more, especially if your engine blows out on you. As a matter of fact, you could even wind up looking for a new car, all for just a few bucks that an oil change could have saved you. This is a job best left to the pros, since they also have a safe area to dispose of the oil as well.

Who Can I Trust with My Car?

By following these helpful tips, you can at least ensure that your car is running smoothly and properly. If you require an emergency towing, or need an emergency out of gas refueling, Emergency Towing Oakland, is your solution. Our responsibility is your safety above anything else. We’ll make sure that your vehicle gets the proper care and attention it requires. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our towing solutions and receive a free quote by phone as well.